TeamXbox's Scores

  • Games
For 1,565 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 76% higher than the average critic
  • 4% same as the average critic
  • 20% lower than the average critic
On average, this publication grades 1.8 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 75
Highest review score: 100 Grand Theft Auto IV
Lowest review score: 20 Drake of the 99 Dragons
Score distribution:
1,565 game reviews
    • 87 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    Every so often a rare title comes along that is so exceptional, so impressive that it’s nearly impossible to find a flaw. ESPN NBA Basketball is one of those games. For b-ball fans there is simply no other game with this level of depth, and for non-basketball fans it’s an excellent opportunity to learn the game, become acquainted with the players and experience the most realistic simulation of the NBA experience.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    Hoops stronger in presentation, graphics, and management but "Madness" being better in gameplay.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    The only gripe I have is the lack of a fully customizable control scheme. With playing all the various available football games, it becomes a nuisance to get used to each game's specific control scheme.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    One of the best values when considering that it fully supports Live and System Link play, has HD graphics support, and one of the best audio tracks ever laid down in a video game.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    While there are some issues with subtly repetitive gameplay modes, the difficulty level problem, and the occasional cheap computer AI, the overall game is an extremely solid first effort by Microsoft Game Studios.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    The single-player Bad Fur Day is platforming genius, although it still slightly suffers from a few of the same issues that plagued it on the N64. The multiplayer modes are incredibly fun once you get passed frustrating learning curve.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    Even though Xbox was screwed out of online support yet again, anyone who is a fan of soccer will enjoy this title thoroughly, and find a lot of depth worth hours of play.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    A perfect example of how attention to detail can make an average game much more than the norm. First-person shooters are nothing new, and even though Finest Hour doesn't really introduce any groundbreaking aspects into the gaming world it does show just how well crafted a video game can be, blurring the line between gaming and cinema.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    150 playable characters, an absolutely nuts map editor, eleven online multiplayer types, a Challenge and Arcade mode; the list goes on for this refreshing spin on the borderline ho-hum first-person shooter genre.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    The game isn’t that much different five-on-five style, but the inclusion of online play and cool new game modes puts it over the top. The Dunk Contest in itself is worth the price of admission.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    The ability to play versus, mix-matched style with characters from various coin-ops is a great twist to a classic compilation, and the chance to do all of this online makes the pie that much sweeter.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    Still has a gameplay engine that rivals anything out there and gives the best overall experience of actually playing in a big league game.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    Most of MLB 2K5 feels next generation; only small bits of the AI and physics engine need any pine tar.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    If you love anything with four wheels and an internal combustion engine, then you can't afford to miss out on ToCA Race Driver 3.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    If you just want to play soccer with a bunch of no names, it's "Winning Eleven" all the way. But if you have even an inkling of playing with any of the pro world's best or any official squads, then you can't really go wrong with FIFA 06 Soccer.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    I had a lot of fun playing the dunk contest in "NBA Live 2005," but I couldn't really get deep into the actual games. This is not so in NBA Live 06. I'm thoroughly enjoying the actual season games this time around and I have to attribute most of this love to the Freestyle Superstar system.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    Some great gameplay innovations and the standard offering of online play are hampered only by a few AI missteps and some problematic animation sets. The 24/7 and Association modes join together to offer a solid amount of gameplay for fans of any brand of basketball.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    Rock-solid gameplay engine artfully recreates the college hoop experience.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    This is the most complete football game that we've ever played, and it really feels as though the NCAA Football series is truly hitting its stride.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    Wonderful direction, excellent storytelling, and a compelling plot. The gameplay is good enough to hold its own within the cinematic confines and actually does its fair share to charge the story forward.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    An almost perfect blend of great control and deep gameplay that will meet any college hoop fan’s criteria.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    Short, short, short. The game can be completed in less than 10 hours and there is little reason to play through again even with the additional gameplay modes. There are a few tough levels, but overall Max Payne 2 isn’t too difficult.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    Like Saints Row II, but bigger. The game concentrates on giving you fun, which helps mask some of the flaws. Saints Row: The Third may not have a huge improvement in terms of mechanics over its predecessors, but it is far more fun.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 87 Critic Score
    HOUND building is borderline therapeutic. Slow in areas, but never for trivial reasons.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 87 Critic Score
    The online and offline integration is well done, the car lineup is solid, and the graphics are above average. There’s also a good amount of gameplay jammed onto the disc.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 87 Critic Score
    Part puzzle game, part platformer, and part competitive multiplayer action title, Marble Blast Ultra is a good value for players wanting a quick dosage of fun without getting tied up into a marathon gaming session.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 87 Critic Score
    The astounding level of variety that is packed into the game is wonderful to see.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 87 Critic Score
    If you've played one Call of Duty game, you know exactly what to expect from this one. Of course, that's not necessarily a bad thing.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 87 Critic Score
    If you're looking for an intense shooter that will occasionally scare the living crap out of you, F.E.A.R. is exactly what the doctor ordered. Thanks to some excellent visuals and sound design, this is one game that will have you peeking around corners and stopping in your tracks every time your flashlight's battery dies.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 87 Critic Score
    The development team has added tons of excellent new features, from the new trick system to the improved Gamebreaker mechanic, without taking away any of the stuff that made the previous titles so great.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 87 Critic Score
    Silky smooth graphics accompany spot-on controls.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 87 Critic Score
    Hexic 2’s addition of other pieces will make it a bit more playable, though Black Pearls are still going to be a challenge if you don’t already know how to get them. As well, the inclusion of Battle Mode adds a great platform for competitive gamers.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 87 Critic Score
    Rez HD is a real blast, but more so for those who aren’t familiar with the original game.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 87 Critic Score
    While it's hard to fully judge GRID compared to other racing games that feature heavy vehicle modification, the on-road manners of Codies' affair can hang with the best of ’em.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 87 Critic Score
    While it’s easy to find other fighting games that do a portion of their action better than Undisputed, not many games are as technically solid across the board, while still delivering some type of feeling or visceral dynamic. Hmmm…sounds like a UFC contender to me: Strong in many disciplines, weak in few areas and filled with a burning desire to be the best.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 87 Critic Score
    If you’re into strategy games, you might find A Kingdom for Keflings a bit light on your abilities. Just the same, even the best strategist could enjoy a fun workout like this, which is often more like a Rube Goldberg machine that needs constantly changing parts to be integrated in for it to work correctly.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 87 Critic Score
    The coolest offering is a Metallifacts overlay for all Metallica songs: When you play one, you get the in-game Metallica characters playing the song, but text comes up every few seconds to give you some trivia about the particular song, such as reminiscences from the band or inspirations for that tune or the lyrics. I’m not a big Metallica fan, but I was fascinated by some of what I read.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 87 Critic Score
    It’s not a great game, and the presentation is definitely secondary to the gameplay, but it’ll keep you occupied for hours.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 87 Critic Score
    Even though FF2 could be stronger, it does come equipped, like the rest of the PopCap Arcade Volume 2 compilation, with co-op action and multiplayer party games.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 87 Critic Score
    There’s no question that Activision and Neversoft aren’t content to sit back and just release new songs—or release new major titles in the GH franchise that have trivial or negligible feature offerings.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 87 Critic Score
    This XBLA game signals a shift into something more hardcore video gamers could get behind: an action game that requires an itchy trigger finger to complement an itchy brain. With some exciting shooter action, solid strategy gameplay and a uniquely satisfying art style for the overall presentation, Toy Soldiers is proof of what XBLA was meant to do: bring us casual games in a hardcore games package.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 87 Critic Score
    MVP 2004 mixes both player control and stats in a way that makes the gamer feel in control of the finer points of a player that already has a rated ability; in control of an X factor if you will...The unique gameplay feel along with the crater-deep Dynasty Mode makes MVP 2004 the best baseball game to date on any system.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 87 Critic Score
    The multiplayer maps are gorgeous but tend to be too large for small team battles. Ghost Recon 2 is one of the best shooters of 2004 and a worthy successor to the previous games in the series.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 87 Critic Score
    The story may not make total sense, but the action is fresh and furious. Gamers well versed in the ways of the Flawless Victory should get a kick out of Mortal Kombat: Shaolin Monks as well.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 87 Critic Score
    This is a better overall game than the "Underground" series, with more depth on the pavement and in the garage. The presentation factor has also gone up tenfold, along with a serious improvement in graphical quality.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 87 Critic Score
    A great game engine plus a web slinger equals a damn fine game. Venom and Carnage need their own games.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 87 Critic Score
    EA has proven that they still believe in the original Xbox, as Fight Night Round 3 is a solid, full-featured title that is worth the money.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 87 Critic Score
    The core gameplay elements of this SKU are down-pat, which makes the extra features such as Superstar mode that much more enjoyable. I can overlook the lack of online leagues or dazzling graphics for a stout basic foundation, which this title certainly has.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 87 Critic Score
    Guys and gals that got off on "T.H.U.G." will also find a lot of gameplay value here since they will be able to dig deep into the lengthy Career Mode. Gamers jonesing for the return of the motocross track editor, a la "Excitebike," will want to check it out as well.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 87 Critic Score
    Nothing Crysis 2 has to offer will revolutionize the genre but the customizability of the nanosuit and multiple ways to play the game make it a unique experience for every person who plays.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 87 Critic Score
    The helmet-cam is a revelation of exciting perspective in a genre who's main innovations come in the form of physics-tweaking or creative power-ups on the arcade side of things.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 87 Critic Score
    If you're looking for a competitive tower defence/strategy hybrid game, Toy Soldiers: Cold War is tough to put down.